TEXT 185
prābhava-vaibhava-bhede vilāsa--dvidhākāra
vilāsera vilāsa-bheda--ananta prakāra
SYNONYMS
prābhava-vaibhava-bhede—by the differences between prābhava and vaibhava,; vilāsa—pastime expansion; dvidhā-ākāra—twofold; vilāsera—of pastime forms; vilāsa-bheda—by the different pastimes; ananta prakāra—unlimited varieties.
TRANSLATION
"Again the vilāsa forms are divided into twofold categories-prābhava and vaibhava. Again the pastimes of these forms are of unlimited variety.
PURPORT
In the Laghu-bhāgavatāmṛta, Pūrva-khaṇḍa, verse 17, it is stated:
tādṛśo nyūna-śaktiṁ yo
vyanakti svāṁśa īritaḥ
saṅkarṣaṇādir matsyādir
yathā tat-tat-svadhāmasu
When a form of Kṛṣṇa is nondifferent from the original form but is less important and exhibits less potency, it is called svāṁśa. Examples of the svāṁśa expansion can be found in the quadruple forms of the Lord residing in their respective places, beginning with Saṅkarṣaṇa, Pradyumna and Aniruddha and including the puruṣa-avatāras, līlā-avatāras, manvantara-avatāras and yuga-avatāras.

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